Carey Mulligan consistently looks like she just woke up from a nap. A nap where she dreamed about crying. Despite this, she’s a hot property in Hollywood these days. So hot in fact, that she’s the go-to “not Natalie Portman.” After meeting with a bevy of hot, young actresses, Baz Luhrman has selected Mulligan to portray Daisy Buchanan in his adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Now all he has to do is decide if he’ll do the film or not himself. Sorry, readers.
“There are a few elements that I feel need to be resolved before I would categorically state that this is my next film,” says Luhrman. For instance, working out Leonardo DiCaprio’s schedule, getting Tobey Maguire to commit, and casting all the other roles. Time will tell on this one. If a few months go by and he announces another project, we’ll know this casting process was his excuse to try to meet Natalie Portman. Sly boots. (Deadline)